Reggae News You Can Use For January 22, 2021

Your daily dose of international Reggae, Dancehall, Afrobeats and Afrobeat news!

Amanda Gorman’s incredible inauguration poem set to music by KEXP
Femi Kuti’s new song “As We Struggle Everyday” rails against the corrupt system
Protoje and Koffee release new video for “Switch It Up”

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families.

While the 2020 Austin Reggae Festival was canceled due to COVID-19 health concerns, please mark your calendar now for April 16-18, 2021 when the event will make a triumphant return.

Finally, learn more about the Austin Reggae Fest community by listening to our new podcast. The January edition focuses on the Beat Reggae Album nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards. Discussing the five nominees are Austin Reggae Fest podcast host Jillian Countey along with longtime music writer Dev Sherlock.